Thuso Mbedu accent

Thuso Mbedu’s American accent shook her South African fans. Image via Instagram @!thuso.mbedu

SA’s very own Thuso Mbedu bags L’Oréal Paris deal

Halala! South Africa-born actress Thuso Mbedu is the first spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Thuso Mbedu accent

Thuso Mbedu’s American accent shook her South African fans. Image via Instagram @!thuso.mbedu

South African actress Thuso Mbedu has been announced as the new brand ambassador and spokesperson for leading cosmetics company L’Oréal Paris in Sub-Saharan Africa.


According to company, as L’Oréal Paris’ brand ambassador and spokesperson for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mbedu will bring her unique perspective to local advertising campaigns, product launches, and public appearances. Her passion for beauty and ability to connect with audiences will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand’s relationship with its valued customers.

Furthermore, the company said the partnership between L’Oréal Paris Sub-Saharan Africa and Mbedu is set to revolutionise beauty standards and inspire a wave of self-worth and confidence across the continent.

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Mbedu said growing up, one never saw oneself as beautiful, she could never have imagined that one day I would have the honor of being L’Oréal Paris’ first Sub-Saharan African spokesperson. A brand that stands for women empowerment, with a strong sense of diversity, sisterhood, and feminism. 

“So far, I’ve enjoyed learning about the innovative technology behind L’Oréal’s product range and the ground-breaking strides made in understanding African skin. Their products are amazing, and I’m thrilled to be representing my African community within this incredible global brand,” she said. 

Burkhard Pieroth, President Sub-Saharan Africa at L’Oréal said they are excited to welcome Thuso Mbedu into the L’Oréal Paris family. 

“Her exceptional talent, timeless beauty, and commitment to empowering others align perfectly with our mission. We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey together to inspire individuals to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate their inner beauty,” he said. 


  • Born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Thuso Mbedu is a renowned actress whose impactful performances have left a mark on both domestic and international platforms. 
  • Her role of Winnie in Isithunzi in 2016 catapulted her into the spotlight, earning her two International Emmy Award nominations.
  • Mbedu’s international acclaim grew when she starred as Cora Randall in the Amazon Prime Video series, The Underground Railroad, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 
  • Her recent role in Sony’s The Woman King alongside Viola Davis has cemented her place in global cinema. 
  • Her portrayal of ‘Nawi,’ a dedicated recruit in an all-female military unit, earned her spots on Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2022 list and The New York Times 10 Best Actors of 2022.

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